Lockdown made it impossible to hold the Annual General Meeting of the British-Slovene Society with a physical get-together this year. This turned out to be no disincentive, since more people attended online on Zoom on 9th June than in the past. Like other organisations, we are realising that online is for some people a definite advantage. Rather than make a long journey to take part, one just needs to reserve time and join in from home.
The Chairman’s Report and Annual Accounts were approved unanimously, and Evelina Ferrar, Igor Cesarec, Miha Košak, Mateja Šömen were re-elected as Trustees. Participants endorsed a plan to erect a new kozolec (Slovene hayrack) in Henley-on-Thames, by agreement with the local council. The old kozolec in the Oxford Arboretum fell into disrepair and has been removed by its owner, the Pitt-Rivers Museum.
Due to continuing pandemic constraints, there will be no Oxford picnic this summer. But we hope to be able to re-assemble for the annual Carol Service in London on 11th December.
We wish you all a pleasant summer … and keep well!